…blogtober day 17 :: Monday making…

In our homeschool, we don’t follow school terms. We’ve found a different rhythm that works for us, but still gets the requisite time in each year. Most recently, it meant that we worked through the first week of the school holidays, had a week of drama classes which I’m counting as school, and then holidays last week. Today, then, is […]

…clay play…

My instagram feed can be a dangerous place, when one is as distractable and suggestible as I am. I follow an eclectic mix of makers and creators, and it’s not uncommon for me to flood the group chat with screen shots when something cool pops up. Next minute I’m down a rabbit hole of online shopping and pinterest and into […]

…festive cheer…

In between all the other things that need to get done this week, it seemed the most excellent time to procrastinate with a bit of non-Christmas crafting. Who wants to get Christmas clothes and masks finished with plenty of time to spare, when there are challenges to finish that could be done at any time? To try and justify my […]

…daddy decal…

One of the side benefits of homeschooling, is bonus daddy time. Mr Barefoot is off to work of a morning before the children are up, so lunchtime is often the first time they see him for the day. It’s really lovely for them to have that little slice of time in the middle of the day. Less lovely? The constant […]

…this week at the school table…

Back when I was at school, there was a persistent rumour swirling around our un-air-conditioned classrooms, that if it hit 40 degrees, they had to send us home. We never got sent home, so I’m pretty sure it was more wishful thinking than anything else! These days though? I’m the boss of this school and can do what I darn […]

…a friday finish…

You would think, if ever there was a year to let a weekly-release craft along project slide, it would be 2020. Who has the headspace to keep up with stuff with *waves hand* all that going on? And yet…2020 is the first year that I have actually managed to keep up, and finish, a stitchalong. When I started the Peppermint […]

…advent activity calendar….

Over the years, I have tried various ways to present our advent countdown activities. We’ve had envelopes in mini trees. We’ve had boxes of supplies and prompts. For the longest time, I’ve wanted a shadow box advent calendar, and I finally found one last week at Spotlight. Being in a small house, with most of our supplies packed away, and […]

…down the rabbit hole…

I tried to resist a 2020 cross-stitch-along. I swear I did. I tried so hard, and then the kits were released and there was an option to split postage and well… self control isn’t exactly my strong point, is it? It didn’t take much more than a little push and I was down the rabbit hole – literally. The Alice […]

…WIP Wednesday…

The further that covid breaks my brain, the further I have to reach back into the WIP pile for projects. Having successfully kicked my 2014 list in the butt, my current project, and today’s WIP Wednesday feature, comes all the way from 2012. It started with a graphic I saw on facebook, that looked cute, and I shared it. Then […]

…felt hoop…

Ahead of quilt camp each year, there is always a flurry of messages about the projects being packed with intentions of working on them, or at the very least, side-eyeing the bag containing said projects and vaguely sort of mentioning we should think about possibly getting them out at some point. Last year, these discussions turned to some Pinterest inspiration […]